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Critic’s Corner: What’s on TV Monday


Independent Lens: All of Me: A Story of Love, Loss, and Last Resorts 10 p.m., WGBH 2

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James Spader as Raymond "Red" Reddington on “The Blacklist.”

Three morbidly obese women from Austin, Texas, bravely open up their lives for examination as they undergo weight-loss surgery. The experience is life-changing in many ways as they deal with prejudices around obesity, their own concepts of self-image, how they relate to one another as friends — as they have different types of success and setbacks — and how they shift their psychological baggage when their coping mechanisms necessarily have to shift post-surgery.

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The Blacklist 10 p.m., NBC

Who exactly does Tom (Ryan Eggold) work for? Why did they want him to marry Liz (Megan Boone)? Will Ressler (Diego Klattenhoff) recover from the death of Audrey? Will Red (James Spader) continue to wear jaunty hats as he schemes, double-crosses, and murders his way across the globe? This series may not be reinventing the crime procedural, but thanks to Spader’s layered performance it’s become a dependable distraction as we wait on answers.

Dancing with the Stars 8 p.m., ABC

Bye-bye for Billy Dee?

How I Met Your Mother 8 p.m., CBS

The penul-wait-for-it-timate episode.

The Following 9 p.m., Fox

Not your average Joe.

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